Heritage Capital Corporation - About Us

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J.R. Smith


JR Smith, principal of HCC, is a native Calgarian with a Diploma in Athletic Therapy (Honours), Bachelor of Science (Cum Laude) in Health Care and Athletic Therapy, an Alberta Education Certificate, Substance Abuse Prevention Certificate, and a Masters of Science degree.  JR has been actively involved in real estate investments since 1998 and is responsible for raising capital, investor relations, and business development.

Chris Hall

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Mr. Chris Hall has been a part of Heritage Capital Corporation since May, 2006. Chris completed a B.A. with a major in Economics and a minor in Geography at the University of Calgary in December, 2006.  He has past office experience as an administrative assistant with Drillers Technology, where he was an assistant to the Controller.

Chris largely created, developed and now handles the company database and accounting systems, and has an increased role in client communication.  Chris is also responsible for T5’s, website development, banking, client follow ups, letters, and other administrative duties.  Complimentary to his occupation at Heritage Capital Corporation, Chris volunteers with the Government of Canada’s Youth Connection team helping with youth development.  Along with his studies at the University of Calgary, he also studied at the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic for four months in the fall of 2005.  Chris is the recipient of several scholarships for his high academic achievement, and hopes to continue to improve his skill sets by working for Heritage Capital Corporation.  Chris participates in badminton and ball hockey leagues, and other interests include traveling, hiking, and skiing. 


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Mr. John Konihowski was born and raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.  As a national team athlete in the sport of track & field, John received a scholarship to attend Brigham Young University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree.  In 1972 he returned to Saskatoon to begin a career in football and pursue a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Saskatchewan.  John has been active in the sporting world as a national team athlete, coach, volunteer, official and administrator for over 45 years.  As a member of Canada's Track and Field Team, John went on to hold many national records and rank number three in the world in the 300 meter event.  His accomplishments as a world-class runner attracted the attention of the Edmonton Eskimos Football Club.  As a wide receiver in the Canadian Football League for nine years, he went on to participate in 6 Grey Cups, winning four Championship rings as a member of the Eskimos.

In 1986 he created Jones-Konihowski Enterprises Inc. a company which specializes in artificial sport surfaces and tennis court resurfacing.  John, his wife Diane Jones Konihowski and daughters Janna and Alana have been successful investors with Heritage Capital Corporation since 2005.  John and Diane had also invested with JR previously, beginning in 1999.  John believes his experience as a high performance athlete, business owner and investor will assist his clients in making good financial investment decisions with Heritage Capital Corporation.

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Mrs. Janna Konihowski Dubyk was born in Saskatoon, raised in Calgary and graduated from the University of Alberta in June of 2006.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Education Degree with a major in Math and is very interested in pursuing a career in the financial world.  During her five years at the University of Alberta, Janna competed at the National level for both Volleyball and Track & Field and also represented Alberta at the Canada Summer Games in both sports.  What she learned in high performance sport, Janna transfers to the financial world as an Investment Consultant with Heritage Capital Corporation.  She knows what it takes to achieve and pursue excellence, work in a team environment and set short and long terms goals.

Janna and her husband Ryan Dubyk now call Edmonton home.  Janna is a Junior High School math and physical education teacher and Ryan is a city of Edmonton firefighter and a former University of Alberta football all star.  They have been successful investors in five projects with Heritage Capital Corporation since July of 2005.  Janna has been a consultant for Heritage Capital Corporation for four years.


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Mr. Jason Lindsay is a native Calgarian and had graduated from University of Calgary in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Geography and then a Bachelor of Education, from the same University, in 2001.
Jason began his teaching career as a classroom teacher with the Calgary Board of Education in 2001.  He taught grades one and two and in his second year then he taught grades three and four.  Jason was offered a position with Calgary Arts Academy in the fall of 2003 where he currently fills the specialist role as the Physical Education instructor.

Jason has enjoyed being an athlete and coach in the sport of Athletics.  Jason has completed his National Coaching Athletics Canada Certification Program Level 3 in Distance, Sprints and Hurdles and Level 2 in Jumps, Throws. Coach Lindsay has been with the Calgary Track & Field (CALTAF) since 2000.  He is currently the Vice President of Programs for the sport in Alberta.  He has served on many local and regional teams including being the distance coach for Team Alberta to the 2005 Canada Summer Games.  The coaching positions have allowed Jason to work with many provincial and national team members.  Through proper year plan implementation, use of development models, ensuring a safe, productive and fun learning environment students and athletes have grown and developed into being positive, healthy and engaged citizens.  Jason has been an investor with JR in real estate since 1999, and a consultant for HCC since 2006. 



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